Shujah Sheikh

Angel Investor and Venture Capital Professional in Singapore

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Shujah has gained a breadth of experience in corporate finance, business development and strategic partnerships. He first started off his career in his family’s business, Straits Inc., where he spearheaded multiple subsidiaries across Southeast Asia.

At Straits Inc., his core projects included building and exiting Straits Microfinance in Myanmar, negotiating joint venture agreements for the set-up of institutional and commercial laundries through Straits Laundry (an authorized distributor of Speed Queen), providing supply chain financing to SMEs as well as securing government tenders from the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology and the Ministry of Defense in Myanmar.

At the age of 18, he Co-founded PropertyNagar, a property listing and valuation portal in Myanmar and Jadeite Technologies, an applications development company which has developed multiple games that have reached the list of top android applications on the Google Play store and have been sold.

His comprehensive background in founding, building, financing and divesting multiple ventures throughout various stages of the business life cycle, has led Shujah to a career in the venture capital industry where he oversees investments in emerging industries and technologies both in developed and developing markets.

The current portfolio under his management include digital media firms, prop-tech, new entertainment formats, co-living and co-working platforms, bio-metric applications, clean energy, disruptive initiatives in traditional industries, and new investment managers, in Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa, Israel, Hong Kong and the US.

Shujah has attained an MBA specialized in Finance, Strategy & Entrepreneurship from The University of Newcastle's Business School and has completed a Bachelor’s of Commerce from the University of Wollongong, Australia.